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Tailgate is stuck closed

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by Rlstratton, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Rlstratton

    Rlstratton New Member

    Tailgate stuck, I have a folding bed cover closed over the top of the bed so I can't get at anything. How can i fix this?
  2. outalne94z71

    outalne94z71 New Member

    remove plastic around handle, there are two arm with the rods for the latches under that plastic cover, the handle hinge point of those two arms tends to rust up, you can pry each arm inward to release the gate latches
  3. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh New Member 100 Posts

    Can you not lift the cover unless the gate is down? If not, you won't be able to remove that plastic cover.

    Had this happen on mine. A few "love taps" with the side of my fist while working the handle and she broke loose. Then you can take the handle off and lube everything up!

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